With the opponents on the Philadelphia Eagles 2020 schedule set, looking at all 13 teams they’ll face and ranking them from least to most intriguing.
Before the Philadelphia Eagles suffered their unfortunate playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the 2020 schedule had already been finalized in terms of the 13 opponents Doug Pederson‘s club will face next season. With injuries plaguing most of 2019, this upcoming season promises to showcase what could have been with the returns of Malik Jackson, DeSean Jackson, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson and even Carson Wentz.
2020 will be a daunting task as the Eagles take on the AFC North and NFC West divisions. After a 9-7 finish and an NFC East title in 2019, the Eagles will look to build from that success and take the next step.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Eagles’ 2020 opponents, ranked based upon most intriguing matchups:
13. Cincinnati Bengals (Home)
The last time these two teams played each other, Carson Wentz was in the midst of his rookie season. The Bengals more than likely will have a rookie quarterback of their own, as many scouts and analysts believe that LSU’s Joe Burrow will be selected No. 1 overall by the team in April’s draft.
Another aspect to pay attention to regarding this game will be A.J. Green‘s pending free agency. The Eagles have depth issues at the wide receiver position and signing Green, if fully healthy, would be a major upgrade and set up a rematch with his former team.
12. Arizona Cardinals (Away)
Wentz and the rest of the Eagles offense shined against the Cardinals in a 34-7 win back in 2017. Since then, things have changed for Arizona as they now have coach Kliff Kingsbury managing the helm and quarterback Kyler Murray running the offense.
Expect a lot of points to be scored in this matchup as the Cardinals offense will be relying on Kenyan Drake (if they re-sign him) and Christian Kirk while Larry Fitzgerald has already stated that he will be returning in 2020. Linebacker Jordan Hicks will also be playing against his former team for the first time since he left the Eagles last offseason.